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Definition of "sedimentation" [sed•i•men•ta•tion]

  • The act or process of depositing sediment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sedimentation" in a sentence
  • "A sort of precipitation occurred of what might be called the sedimentation or the fallout from illuminations, insights, and other life experiences that were very important—tragic experiences included."
  • "This process, called sedimentation, is dependent on the physical properties of the solid matter and water."
  • ""Runoff often causes sand sedimentation, which is detrimental to crops and the environment, plus the runoff takes away about 40 percent of nutrients applied to soil through organic and mineral sources of fertilizer.""